Join Us for a "Community Conversation"
The Office of Early Learning, the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, Purchase of Care, and the Office of Child Care Licensing cordially invite you to attend a Community Conversation
. These events will give you an update on the work these agencies are doing to ensure children and their families receive high quality early education and services to support children's growth and development and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.
We want to hear from you! What is working well in your program? How can we support you differently? Your feedback is important and we want to provide you with an opportunity to speak directly with us on ways that we can continue to work collaboratively and best support your programs.
Please join the following people on the dates and locations below.
- Dr. Kimberly Krzanowski, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, Delaware Department of Education
- Kristy Sheffler, Director, Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, Delaware Stars
- Belvie Herbert, Social Services Administrator, Purchase of Care, Department of Health and Social Services
- Betty Gail Timm, Administrator, Office of Child Care Licensing
For your convenience, meetings will be held in four locations throughout our state.
April 17th - 6:00-8:00PM
Wilmington Location - TBD
May 8th - 6:00-8:00PM
Kent County Location - TBD
May 9th - 6:00-8:00PM
Georgetown Public Library
123 West Pine Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
May 22nd - 6:00-8:00PM
Delaware State Police - Troop 2
100 Lagrange Avenue
Newark, DE 19720
Be on the lookout for an invitation including locations and further details.
Announcing Stars Blog - "Coach's Corner"
We are excited to feature TA Meghan Pallante in "Coach's Corner," a blog that will provide you with new and different approaches to delivering quality care. Meghan will provide new content bimonthly with practical suggestions for implementing into your practice.
Meghan has been a Stars TA for five years and has a master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has two small children, Eva and Roman, so she knows firsthand the importance of quality childcare.
To follow Meghan, please join our Facebook group by clicking
Mark Your Calendar - Celebrate With Us!
"The Week of the Young Child"
April 16th - 20th
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.
Each day of the week has themed ideas with resources to help you execute on the NAEYC website. Take photos and share on social media using #woyc18.
And don't forget to follow Delaware Stars. We will be joining in on the celebration with posts.